With the combined expertise of both Town Planners and Chartered Surveyors, WBW provide a complete planning solution, achieving favourable results that maximise value.

Our dedicated planning  consultancy team have  extensive  experience in  dealing with   a wide range of complex planning issues, and provides a  pragmatic and thorough approach to meeting your development goals.

For an informal chat about the services, or to discuss a potential case, please call Ian or Gemma on 01756 692900.

Our Services

Our Planners will assist you in whatever capacity you require and can be as involved in a project as you would like them to be, whether that be providing initial planning  advice or managing your project from appraisal of a site through to obtaining a decision from the Local Planning Authority, and beyond – whatever best suits your needs. Our range of services includes;

Site Appraisals: We can undertake desk-top studies, or site visits, to provide you with advice on the scale and type of development that may be achieved on a site.

Planning Applications: Collation, submission and overseeing of planning applications for a wide range of developments including;


  • Residential – (single dwellings, major developments, conversions)
  • Tourism – (camping and caravanning sites, camping pods,  leisure facilities)
  • Commercial –  (employment and business development)
  • Agricultural and Equestrian – (agricultural development of all types, private and commercial equestrian facilities)
  • Prior Notification applications


Planning Statements: We are able to provide robust planning justifications in support of your proposed development or in response to objections raised by consultees, neighbours or the Local Planning Authority during the course of your planning application.

Planning Appeals: Appeal submissions and advice and guidance on the Planning Appeals process.

Legal and Planning Enforcement: Certificates of Lawfulness applications and removal of occupancy conditions, Enforcement Notices and Appeals, Regularising planning issues.

Other Services: Pre-application enquiries, Letters of objection or support to an application, discharge of planning conditions.

Our approach

Our objective is to provide you with practical, reliable and cost-effective planning advice.  By guiding you  down the most appropriate  routes, we can help you to achieve  positive results and maximise the value of  your development, or that of your clients.

Our Planners work as part of an established team of wider professionals, with our  in-house support including property management and valuations.  We are also able to draw on a network of valued external  providers including architects, ecologists and topographical   surveyors, allowing us to  assemble the best project team to help to deliver your development goals.

For an informal chat about the services, or to discuss a potential case, please call Ian or Gemma on 01756 692900.

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The Environment Secretary has made available a £40 million grant scheme for investment in farm technology and equipment.

A 40% grant is available from the Rural Payments Agency for investments in new technology with a minimum spend of £87,500.

What is the grant for?

The grants are to improve farm productivity through;

•Use of Robotic / Automated Equipment which can undertake the normal husbandry of livestock.

•Slurry Management Equipment to apply, monitor, control and record slurry/digestate – including umbilical systems, deep/shallow injection, trailing shoe, dribble bars, slurry storage bags, slurry tankers.

Who is the grant for?

Farmers including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors can apply.

Application Deadline – 3 December 2018

Please contact Peter Williams or Sarah Osborne for further details on 01756 692 900 or email peter.williams@wbwsurveyors.co.uk or sarah.osborne@wbwsurveyors.co.uk

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Applications Now Open
Deadline 31st May 2017

A fund of approx. £8.5 million has been made available to support small dairy farmers in England.
Who can apply?
You can apply for this scheme if BOTH of the following apply:

  • You had an annual milk production up to 1 million litres during the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
  • You are still active in cows’ milk production


You will be asked to provide the following information on your

  • The total volume of milk delivered to first purchasers (your milk
    buyer) during 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 (annual/ monthly production statements).
  • Details of your purchaser in April 2017

You must be registered on Rural Payments before RPA can make a payment to you. Payments will aim to be made by the end of July 2017.
Payments will be capped at 500,000 litres. The rate of payment will be calculated once all applications have been received. The RPA may need to check the information you provide before payment is made.

1) Contact WBW Surveyors Ltd to confirm your interest in applying under the Scheme
2) We will send you our terms of business confirming our charges and the process.
3) Make an appointment to see us with original copies of the Milk Production Statements
4) We will prepare and submit the application form and supporting documents on your behalf
5) We will check the payment received and follow up any discrepancies
Please contact Rachael Raw or Rebecca Spensley to confirm your interest on 01756 692 900 or email:


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The Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant is now open and available for applications until 28th April 2017.

The maximum £5,000 Grant is available for restoring drystone walls, hedgerows, stone-faced banks and earth banks.

You will not be eligible to apply if your business holds an existing Environmental Stewardship (e.g. ELS/UELS), Countryside Stewardship or English Woodland Grant Scheme that will be live on the 31st July 2017 or if any part of the parcel is in a SSSI.

You can only apply if you have full control of the land (and field boundary) for a minimum of two years from the start of the agreement, or if consent is obtained from the landlord in the form of a countersignature.

Entry into the Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant is competitive and only the highest scoring applications will be awarded and an agreement. However, every application will be assessed and scored so every application is worth submitting.

If you would like more information about the Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant, or if it is something you would be interested in pursuing, then please call our office on 01756 692 900 and ask for Fiona Robinson or Sarah Osborne. Alternatively, you can email us at fiona.robinson@wbwsurveyors.co.uk or sarah.osborne@wbwsurveyors.co.uk.

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